REVELSTOKE BACKCOUNTRY GUIDES

handcrafted backcountry ski & splitboard experiences

Our Vision

As experienced ski and mountain guides and passionate lifelong backcountry enthusiasts, we’ve recognized the importance of adaptability in the high mountains. As such, our guides will work with each group to understand their objectives to develop unique itineraries based on the current conditions.

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Our Programs

RBG provides hand-crafted, backcountry ski and snowboard experiences through two to four day programs (our personal recommendation for the ideal trip lengths).

Utilizing Rogers Pass, the lift system at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, and potentially a helicopter or snowcat, our highly experienced team of local IFMGA and/or ACMG guides have numerous options to access the best conditions and terrain that align with your backcountry objectives and experience. This is truly “Omakase” style backcountry skiing.

Additional program details are located below. Once you select dates and a program length, we’ll begin to work directly with you to develop your experience.

Day Tours

Our single day tours exclusively in the Revelstoke Backcountry

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Two and Three Day Programs

Our custom to and three day packages offered at Revelstoke and Rogers Pass

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Best of Revelstoke and Rogers Pass

Our fully custom four day private group itinerary.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort Backcountry
  • Single day backcountry touring
  • ACMG or IFMGA Guide 5:1 max ratio
  • Lift Tickets at Revelstoke Mountain Resort
  • Early lift access exclusively with RBG
  • Lunches
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment
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  • from $300 per skier
Two and Three Day Program
  • Rogers Pass in Glacier National Park
  • ACMG or IFMGA Guide 5:1 max ratio
  • Lift Tickets (if needed)
  • Early lift access exclusively with RBG
  • Lunches
  • Avalanche Safety Equipment
  • Revelstoke to ski venue group transportation
  • from $600 per skier
Four Day Best of Revelstoke
  • Four full days backcountry touring
  • ACMG or IFMGA Guide 5:1 max ratio
  • Revelstoke to ski venue transportation
  • Lift Tickets (if needed)
  • Lunches
  • Additions:
  • Transportation to/from Kelowna
  • Heli-Touring, Cat or Heli-Skiing
  • from $1200 per skier

Revelstoke Backcountry Guides is committed to safety minded, high adventure experiences in the Columbia mountains of B.C. Trust, respect and situational awareness are the foundations of a successful experience in the mountains and we believe that connecting directly with your guide for every step of the process is key. Our focus is on detail oriented, multi-day backcountry ski guiding trips. We look forward to sharing our passion and our local mountains.

 

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Mike Bromberg

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide

Mike’s a passionate skier and splitboarder who lives to lead and teach people in wild places. He’s an IFMGA /AMGA  Mountain Guide certified through the American Mountain Guides Association. He loves coffee, animals (but not eating them) and snow.  Mike designs and personally guides the majority of our winter programs.

ACMG Guide Partners

Partner Guides

IFMGA/ACMG

We hire talented local guides who are creative thinkers certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG) or International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA/UIAGM). Our guides are industry leaders who prioritize safety and customer service. Most importantly, our guides love to ski.

Why Revelstoke?

Our snowpack is the perfect blend of quality and quantity. We can access a large diversity of terrain that ranges from unique cedar old growth forests – perfect for storm skiing- to high alpine glaciated terrain and traverses. Simply put, we believe the Selkirks are the best ski mountains on Earth.

Backcountry Glacier Terrain at Rogers Pass

 

“The Selkirks abound in abrupt, bold forms such as narrow V-shaped valleys and sharp A-shaped peaks. Mountains, valley, glaciers, and torrents are crowded together in a compact maze. They press upon one irresistibly from every side and merely to be among them is to sense their rugged vigorous appeal.” – Howard Palmer Mountaineering and Exploration in the Selkirks

More Info

trip consulting

we offer a trip consulting service.

Ability Level

Our guides happily accommodate novice backcountry travelers, however all of our trips involve significant uphill travel using skis and skins or a splitboard. We recommend that skiers have advanced downhill abilities and are capable of skiing most piste runs.  Snowboarders should be expert level riders capable of anticipating changes in terrain.

 

What’s Included

IFMGA and/or ACMG Certified Ski Guide at a maximum of 5 guests to one guide

All group gear and emergency communication for guide and guests

Avalanche Safety Equipment (Transceiver, Shovel, Probe)

Rogers Pass Glacier National Park winter restricted area permits

Transportation to/from ski venues from Revelstoke

Lift tickets for guide and skiers

Lunch on guided touring days

Not Included

All airfare and travel to Revelstoke BC

Lodging and Private Catering (available as additional service)

Personal ski and splitboard equipment (available to rent locally)

Additional mechanized assistance including additional lift accessed days, snowcat or heli-skiing

 

 

 

Travel Logistics

Revelstoke is located within striking distance of several international airports. The majority of our skiers arrive by air through Kelowna YLW, then transfer by car to Revelstoke (2 hrs). Other itineraries include travel through Calgary (4.75 hrs), Kamloops (2.5 hrs), Spokane (6 hrs), Seattle (7.5 hrs) or Vancouver (7 hrs).

Our farthest commute from Revelstoke to our ski terrain is 45minutes via the Trans Canada Highway to Rogers Pass.

Timing

We are available for guided skiing in the region from December to May. Below are some seasonal generalizations.

December- Mid January Days are short and typically filled with deep cold snow. Historically, Revelstoke is one of the best places for early season powder skiing with excellent coverage and regular storm skiing. Sunny days tend to be scarce. The mountains are typically less crowded and lodge space and local accommodations are more readily available.

Mid January-Early March Heart of the season with typically deep snowpack (2-4meters) and reliable powder skiing conditions with chances for better visibility. February is the high season with very limited last minute availability.

Mid March-Mid April Early spring conditions with equal chances at sunny alpine conditions with excellent snow or spring powder skiing. Generally rock climbing and mountain biking areas in Revelstoke become dry enough for multisport days.

Late April- May Spring ski mountaineering season with corn skiing and big overnight objectives. Mountains can be in excellent condition at the higher elevations. Tent based or traverse type programs are ideal at this time of year with many of our guides traveling to higher elevation zones or more Northern latitudes.

 

Add On’s

We know the local options and can help you plan other aspects of your trip. Think of us as your powder concierge.

  • Private Accommodation and Catered Dinners
  • Airport Transfers to Revelstoke (road or air)
  • Massage Therapy
  • Yoga and stretching
  • Helicopter and Snowcat Skiing Booking and Referrals
  • Professional On- Snow Photography Services

Waiver and Terms

Each guest will be required to sign a paper copy of our assumption of risk and release of liability form on trip start, please review but do not sign this waiver.

Terms and Conditions

We require a non-refundable trip deposit to secure your reservation.

Two day programs $300 CAD per group

Three day programs $400 CAD per group

Four day programs $500 CAD per group

Full payment is due the earlier of December 1st or 60 days prior to trip start.

Cancellation Policy

Payments are non-refundable and we recommend that each guest purchases trip cancellation insurance from tugo or travelex. If there is a need to cancel or alter your current booking, please contact us as soon as possible.

Reservations

Contact us via email or imessage to discuss a reservation. We love the opportunity to talk skiing and will look forward to putting together an itinerary for you.

Step 1

Email or contact us to check on availability based on your group size and desired dates.

Step 2

Once dates and availability are confirmed, we’ll work directly with you to create a custom itinerary and recommend the best blend of services for your group’s needs. Trip deposits and payments can be made securely through a direct online invoice.